(Closed) As a Bridesmaid which dress would you rather wear?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll:
    Jim Hjelm Purple : (102 votes)
    67 %
    Jim Hjelm Pink : (51 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’d prefer the first one, by far, because it’s a more flattering colour and looks less “bridesmaidy,” if that makes sense.

    Post # 4
    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

    They’re beautiful! Especially it the deep purple! GAH! I voted for the second one, the pink one, only because the runching in the front hides any flaws and any food belly from eating a lot at the reception. : ) I had one similar to this style – not nearly as pretty, though – and I loved it.

    Post # 5
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    They’re very similar! I like the look of the first one the best, but I think the second one might hide a tummy a little better. Sometimes dresses that are straight down through the mid section look bad if you have a bit of a stomach (like me!) So if it were me picking, I think I would go with the 2nd one so that your girls will feel great in the dress. 

    Post # 6
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If the color is the first one. I like the style of the second one better.

    The first one looks like it has a seam right at the waist. That would cut me right at the waist.


    I like the diagonal ruching on the second, and the fact that there is no “cut in” waist so it elongates the body and the diagonal ruching flatters the figure in the middle.

    Post # 7
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    I like the second gown, but the first color.  The purple is a more flattering and elegant color for all.  The second gown is more flattering for most figures.

    Post # 8
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like the first one, I like dresses with natural waists.

    Post # 9
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think because of your poll choices people are getting confused about the color thing. The dress is gonna be purple regardless, right?

    I agree that the second style would be more flattering to a variety of figures. They are both nice choices though!

    Post # 10
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The pink one’s shape/cut would be much more flattering, especially if you have some BMs who aren’t stick skinny.  The diagonal rushing is very flattering and helps to hide flaws on people with less than perfect figures.

    The cut of the first dress (purple) would likely make me look a little prego, especially after eating, as it would really show off even a small tummy.

    Post # 11
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Stupid me, I voted before reading the OP. I chose #1 because of the color, but now that I see we’re voting on the style, I like #2.

    Post # 12
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted wrong, too.  I didn’t realize they’d both be purple (love that color, btw).  I would chose the 2nd dress, I would feel more comfortable in it with some extra rouching.

    Post # 13
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Pink is my favorite color but I’m not really a big fan of it in bridemaid dresses so I vote for the purple. As for the style, I would much prefer to wear the first dress over the second. I feel the second would showcase the stomach if its a problem area (which it is for me).

    ETA: Yep, I definitely didn’t read the whole OP either so you can disregard my color comments but I still much prefer dress 1 to dress 2.

    Post # 14
    661 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I agree.  I love the color of the first one (so I’m glad thats your choice). They’re both gorgeous, but the 1st one does have a sophistication to it.

    But, I voted for number 2.  If you have any bigger BMs (as myself) then I would prefer the rousching in the front.  It seems to be more flattering to different body types.  (IMO)


    Post # 15
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i prefer the style of the first. maybe it’s just the angle of the picture, but the second doesn’t look very flattering to me, even with the ruching.

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